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Kooth Online Events in May

The following events are available for young people to access on Kooth during April:

kooth mobileLive Forums

  • Emotions: Alternative Ways to Explore & Manage – Friday 6th May, 7.30pm
  • Support Friends After a crime – Wednesday 11th May, 7.30pm
  • Misrepresentation in the Media – Monday 23rd May, 7.30pm

Discussion Boards

  • Mental Health Awareness Week: Loneliness – Tuesday 10th May
  • Accepting Our Body – Monday 16th May
  • Foster Care Fortnight – Wednesday 18th May
  • A Moment for Meditation – Saturday 21st May
  • National Epilepsy week – Tuesday 24th May

Podcasts

  • How to Tackle Loneliness – Monday 9th May (on Apple and Spotify)

Find all of this and much more at kooth.com

Understanding Your Child/Teen Groups: 3-6 May 2022

Would you like to know more about your child’s development? Do you understand your child’s behaviour? Would you like a chance to meet other parents with children of a similar age?

All our groups run for 10 weeks from the start date excluding the school holidays, and are delivered face-to-face or virtually (All you need is an email address and an electronic device for the virtual groups, and they’ll talk you through the rest).

The groups are as follows:

  1. Understanding Your Child/Teen – Tuesday 3rd May 2022, from 10.00am to 12.00pm (face-to-face in Shrewsbury)
  2. Understanding Your Child/Teen with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – Wednesday 4th May 2022, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (virtually via MS Teams)
  3. Understanding Your Child/Teen on Thursday 5th May 2022, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (virtually via MS Teams)
  4. Understanding Your Child/Teen with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – Friday 6th May 2022, from 10.00am to 12.00pm (face-to-face in Shrewsbury)

To book a place or find out more, please contact the Parenting Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01743 250950.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 9-15 May

MHAW 22Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event organised by The Mental Health Foundation and this year's theme is loneliness.

Loneliness affects more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.

So, in May 2022, the focus will be to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.

Reducing loneliness is a major step towards a mentally healthy society.

Visit the website

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kooth's Guide to Loneliness

Kooth Guide to LonelinessNearly all of us will have felt loneliness at some point in our lives. In the past few years especially, more and more people are reporting feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The cause of loneliness varies from person to person, and how it is experienced is unique to each individual.

Some of us feel lonely if we don’t have regular contact with people, or we don’t have a big circle of friends. Some of us can be surrounded by people, but can’t seem to connect with them or feel ourselves.

These are different situations, but they can both trigger feelings of loneliness. Download Kooth's guide to loneliness to find out more.

Download Kooth's Guide to Loneliness

Sleep Tight Workshops: June 2022

Would you like to know more about why sleep is important for our health and emotional well being? Does your child struggle with their sleep? Would you like to access support to help improve sleep and bedtime routines? Would you like to meet other parents/carers to share and discuss experiences?

Why not take part in a five-week workshop starting on:

  • Thursday 16th June 2022 in Shrewsbury from 10.00 to 12.00pm OR
  • Friday 17th June 2022 in Shrewsbury from 10.00 to 12.00pm

To book a place or find out more, please contact the Parenting Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01743 250950.

Please get in touch if you would prefer a virtual workshop.

Coping with Exam Stress

exam stressWorking towards exams can create feelings of worry, but there's plenty of help and advice on hand.

Advice for students:

Advice for parents:

  • Parent's guide to exam time – Young Minds
  • Help your child beat exam stress – NHS
  • Supporting your teenager through their exams – Family Lives

Kooth Significant Incident Resource for Under 18s

Kooth Incident GraphicWhen something serious or traumatic has happened, it can understandably have a huge impact on all aspects of your life, including your education.

The key message is to let you know that you are not alone and the team at Kooth has prepare a guide to offer some support and advice.

Changes to how you think, feel, and behave are a totally natural response to any traumatic event, however connected you feel to what happened. And while everyone is different, the guide gives an idea of what to look out for.

Click here to download the guide

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Child Exploitation in Shropshire

CE in Shropshire leafletShropshire Council has produced a leaflet on how to recognise the signs of exploitation in our community and report concerns.

It includes helpful information on what to look out for, what you can do as a member of the community and how to report your concerns. Download leaflet here

If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed you must contact Children's Services and tell them your concerns. Alternatively, it might be you who is being harmed. Don't delay, please get help straight away.

You can report your concerns by calling 0345 678 9021 or 0345 678 9040 if out of office hours.

Visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/childrens-social-care-and-health for more information.

If anyone is at risk of immediate harm, call 999

GOV.UK ParentWise Campaign

parentwiseParentWise is a government campaign that aims to build parents’ and carers’ awareness of some of the things their children could face growing up.

It has been designed to help them spot the signs that something could be wrong and empower and reassure them to act if they are worried.

Parents and carers have access to a dedicated resource with links to help and support, as well as advice on what to do when noting a change in a child’s behaviour.

Visit the ParentWise website

Autism West Midlands Events

Welcome to the Autism West Midlands (AWM) roundup of forthcoming events and activities on offer to families in the Shropshire Council area.

FREE Webinars

For parents, carers and professionals throughout the region, watch “live” or via an automated link to watch a replay. Click on the links to find out more including registration details –

Rising To The Challenge – six webinar series starting Friday 13th May 9.30am

Rising to the Challenge is Autism West Midlands' flagship webinar series covering a variety of autism-related topics appropriate to parents and carers of autistic children aged 5+. Each weekly presentation is followed by an optional ZOOM session where parents can discuss and explore the topic in more detail with members of the team.

Activities

WEEKLY Zoom Advice slots – every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

For those would like some face-to-face contact, AWM are offering this virtually via video appointments. Zoom works well on mobile phones. To book a 45 min advice appointment with a specialist autism advisor please book via their shop.

Virtual Support Group for Parents – Wednesday Mornings 10am-11am & Wednesday Evenings 8pm-9pm – 1st and 3rd Weds of each month (term time)

The AWM online support groups meet twice a month via Zoom. This is an opportunity to talk with other parents, share ideas, and offer support. If you would like to join either of the support groups, please email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dad’s Group – Monthly on a Thursday 7pm-8pm

This is an opportunity for dads to meet online, share ideas, celebrate their children’s achievement’s and offer support to each other with a member of Autism West Midlands present. For more information and booking details visit their website.

Advice and Support

Autism West Midlands also offers advice and support over the phone and via email. Parents/carers and professionals can contact their small team directly to arrange an appointment.

Shropshire office: 01952 454156
Mon, Wed, Fri: Wendy Cowton - 07900 784186
Weds, Thu, Fri: Emma Hegenbarth - 07881 109480
Tue, Wed, Thu: Dawn Lewis - 07706 309382
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Helpline: 0121 450 7575

Visit the Autism West Midlands website

For further online support resources aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds, please visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources page

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